Washington State U. Revises Evaluation Form for Would-Be Teachers That Led to Bias Complaints

March 1, 2006

Washington State University’s College of Education has revised a form that it uses to evaluate students’ dispositions to become teachers, one that, in its previous version, had led to complaints of discrimination against political conservatives.

The previous 10-point “professional dispositions evaluation” form required, among other things, that students in training to become teachers exhibit “an understanding of the complexities of race, power, gender, class, sexual orientation, and privilege in American society.” …


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